Gaurab Gangopadhyay

Gaurab Gangopadhyay
Associate Professor

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Previous appointments:

1996 - 97 Provisional Research Associate CSIR project

1997 -98 Research Associate DBT Project

1999 - 2003 Research Associate CSIR (Adhoc)

2004 - 2006 Post Doctoral Fellow Bose Institute Fellowship

2006 - 2008 Research Associate DBT Project

Research interests:

Plant breeders are known for their “feel”: the ability to select subtle traits that enhance a plant’s performance. Such craft work delivered enormous agricultural gains till date. But with yields of many crops having hit plateaus, green thumbs are no longer adequate. Modern plant breeders need the equivalent of a watchmaker’s magnifying glass and tweezers to tinker with complex and intertwined traits and to ‘link’ those with discrete molecular tags for successful Marker Assisted Selection vis-a-vis Breeding. This is the basic theme of one of my present research programmes in which I am working on one oil seed crop (Sesame) and one cash crop (Mulberry). Parallel to this, I am also engaged in understanding the molecular factors behind in vitro plant morphogenesis through functional genomics and proteomics.

Contact:

Address: Division of Plant Biology
Main Campus
Bose Institute
93/1, A. P. C. Road
Kolkata - 700 009, India
E-Mail: gaurab[at]jcbose.ac.in
Phone: +91-33-23031124

Research:

Current activities:

  • Development of allele specific candidate gene based molecular markers for (i) qualitative improvement of sesame oil  and (ii) early identification of  high biomass yielding  and  abiotic / biotic stress tolerant novel mulberry genotypes
  • Understanding the role of WUSCHEL transcription factor behind in vitro organogenesis in model and non model plant systems

Publications:

List of papers published in SCI Journals, in year wise descending order:

1.       Arora, V., Sultana, M., Kumar, V. and Gangopadhyay, G. 2017. Isolation and characterization of BADH2 gene from in vitro propagated Pandanus amaryllifolius Roxb. Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture (online version DOI 10.1007/s11240-017-1209-4).


2.      Prasad, R. and Gangopadhyay, G. 2014. Selection of prospective parents among Indian and exotic Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) for Marker Assisted Breeding. Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding 74(2): 197-204.

 

3.        Prasad, R., Mukherjee, K.K. and Gangopadhyay, G. 2013. Image analysis based on seed phenomics in Sesame. Plant Breeding and Seed Science 68: 119-136. (DOI: 10.2478/v10129-011-0085-z)

 

4.          Roy, S.K., Gangopadhyay, G. and Mukherjee, K.K. 2010. Is stem twinning form of Basella alba L. a naturally occurring variant? Current Science 98 (10): 1370 -1375.

 

5.         Gangopadhyay, G., Roy, S.K., Basu Gangopadhyay, S. and Mukherjee, K.K. 2009. Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation of pineapple var. Queen using a novel encapsulation-based antibiotic selection technique. Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture 97: 295-302 (Online version DOI 10.1007/s11240-009-9528-8).

 

6.        Roy, S.K., Gangopadhyay, G., Ghose, K., Dey, S., Basu, D. and Mukherjee, K.K. 2008. A cDNA-AFLP approach to look for differentially expressed gene fragments in dioecious pointed gourd (Trichosanthes dioica Roxb.) for understanding sex expression. Current Science 94 (3): 381 - 385.

 

7.        Gangopadhyay, G., Roy, S. K., Ghose, K., Poddar, R., Bandyopadhyay, T., Basu, D. and Mukherjee, K.K. 2007. Sex detection of Carica papaya and Cycas circinalis in pre flowering stage by ISSR and RAPD. Current Science 92(4): 524-526.

 

8.        Dey, S., Ghose, K., Gangopadhyay, G. and Basu, D. 2007. Assessment of genomic diversity of wild and cultivated tomato through Resistance Gene Analogue Polymorphism and I2 homologues. Euphytica 154:219-230 (Online version DOI10.1007/s10681-006-9290-5).

 

9.       Gangopadhyay, G., Bandyopadhyay, T., Poddar, R., Basu Gangopadhyay, S. and Mukherjee, K.K. 2005. Encapsulation of pineapple micro shoots in alginate beads for temporary storage. Current Science 88(6): 972-977.

 

10.     Gangopadhyay, G., Bandyopadhyay, T., Modak, B.K., Wongpornchai, S. and Mukherjee, K.K. 2004. Micropropagation of Indian pandan (Pandanus amaryllifolius Roxb.), a rich source of 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline. Current Science 87(11): 1589-1592.

 

11.     Bandyopadhyay, T., Gangopadhyay, G., Poddar, R. and Mukherjee, K.K. 2004. Trichomes: their diversity, distribution and density in acclimatization of teak (Tectona grandis L.) plants grown in vitro. Plant Cell Tissue & Organ Culture 78: 113-121.

 

12.    Gangopadhyay, G., Bandyopadhyay, T., Basu Gangopadhyay, S. and Mukherjee, K.K. 2004. Luffa sponge – a unique matrix for tissue culture of Philodendron. Current Science 86(2): 315-319.

 

13.     Ramalakshmi Dutta, Y., Gangopadhyay, G., Das, S., Dutta, B.K. and Mukherjee, K.K. 2003/4. Esterase as a marker to study the genetic fidelity of micropropagated banana. Biologia Plantarum 47(3): 421-424.

 

14.     Gangopadhyay, G., Basu Gangopadhyay, S., Poddar, R., Gupta, S. and Mukherjee, K.K. 2003. Micropropagation of Tectona grandis: assessment of genetic fidelity. Biologia Plantarum 46(3): 459-461.

 

15.     Gangopadhyay, G., Das, S. and Mukherjee, K.K. 2002. Speciation in Chenopodium in West Bengal, India. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 49: 503-510

 

16.     Basu, S., Gangopadhyay, G. and Mukherjee, B.B. 2002. Salt tolerance in rice in vitro: Implication of accumulation of Na+, K+ and proline. Plant Cell Tissue & Organ Culture 69(1): 55-64.

 

17.     Gangopadhyay, G., Das, S., Mitra, S.K., Poddar, R., Modak, B.K. and Mukherjee, K.K. 2002. Enhanced rate of multiplication and rooting through the use of coir in aseptic liquid culture media. Plant Cell Tissue & Organ Culture 68(3): 301-310.

 

18.     Gangopadhyay, G., Basu, S. and Gupta, S. 1997. In vitro selection and physiological characterization of NaCl- and mannitol – adapted callus lines in Brassica juncea. Plant Cell Tissue & Organ culture 50: 161-169.

 

19.     Gangopadhyay, G., Basu, S., Mukherjee, B.B. and Gupta, S. 1997. Effects of salt and osmotic shocks on unadapted and adapted callus lines of tobacco. Plant Cell Tissue & Organ Culture 49: 45-52.

 

20.     Basu, S., Gangopadhyay, G., Mukherjee, B.B. and Gupta, S. 1997. Plant regeneration of salt adapted callus of indica rice (var. Basmati 370) in saline conditions. Plant Cell Tissue & Organ Culture 50: 153-159.

 

21.     Basu, S., Gangopadhyay, G. and Mukherjee, B.B. 1997. Isozymes of peroxidases and esterases as osmotic stress- markers in rice callus cultures. Ind. J. Exptl. Biol. 35: 1359-1364.


Other significant publications in referred journal/Books/Chapters etc. , in year wise descending order:

 

1.      Arora, V., Ghosh, M.K., Ghosh, P.K., Kumar, S.N. and Gangopadhyay, G. 2015. Molecular markers to assess the hybrid nature of an improved mulberry genotype Journal of Plant Science and Research 2(1): 116 (5 pages).

 

2.      Gangopadhyay, G. and Mukherjee, K.K. 2015. Chapter 23: Pineapple. In: Agrobacterium protocols, Springer protocols, Methods in Molecular Biology 1224, Volume 2, 3rd Ed. (ISSN 1064-3745, ISBN 978-1-4939-1657-3) Ed. Wang, K., Humana Press, Springer, New York, Heidelberg, Dordrecht, London. Pp. 293-305.

 

3.      Arora, V., Ghosh, M.K., Bindroo, B.B. and Gangopadhyay, G. 2014. Phenomic analyses of indigenous and exotic accessions of Mulberry (Morus spp.). International Research Journal of Biological Sciences 3 (7): 40-48.

 

4.      Sultana, M., Mukherjee, K.K. and Gangopadhyay, G. 2014. Determination of sex expression in Cycads In: Reproductive Biology of Plants (ISBN 9781482201321) Eds. Ramawat, K.G., Merillon, J-M and Shivanna, K.R., CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, USA, Pp. 118-132.

 

5.  Sultana, M. and Gangopadhyay, G. 2014. Looking for isoforms of enzymes related to in vitro morphogenesis in Nicotiana tabacum L. International Research Journal of Biological Sciences 3 (1): 11-16.

 

6.  Prasad, R. and Gangopadhyay, G.  2013. ‘Precocious’ seed germination in Turkish and Chinese Accessions of Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) in Indian conditions. American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences 13 (3): 398-401.

 

7.  Roy, S.K., Gangopadhyay, G. and Mukherjee, K.K. 2012. Determination of sex in Zamia fischeri Miq., an endangered gymnosperm. International Journal of Biodivesity and Conservation 4(7): 287-293.

 

8.  Gangopadhyay, G. and Mukherjee, K.K. 2012. Assessment of Genetic Fidelity of the Tissue Culture Clones In: Plant Tissue Culture: Totipotency to Transgenic. (Eds. Sharma, H.P., Dogra, J.V.V. and Misra, A. N.), AGROBIOS, India Pp. 445-460.

 

9.  Prasad, R. and Gangopadhyay, G.  2011. Phenomic analyses of Indian and exotic accessions of Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.). Journal of Plant Breeding and Crop Science 3 (13): 336-352.

 

10.  Gangopadhyay, G., Roy, S.K. and Mukherjee, K.K. 2009. Plant response to alternative matrices for in vitro root induction. African Journal of Biotechnology 8 (13): 2923-2928.

 

11.  Roy, S.K., Gangopadhyay, G., Bandyopadhyay, T., Modak, B.K., Datta, S. and Mukherjee, K.K. 2006. Enhancement of in vitro micro corm production in Gladiolus using alternative matrix. African Journal of Biotechnology 5(12): 1204-1209.

 

12.  Bandyopadhyay, T., Gangopadhyay, G., Roy, S.K., Datta, B.K. and Mukherjee, K.K. 2005. Nypa fruticans of Sundarban Biosphere Reserve, West Bengal, India – Its genetic diversity and an approach for conservation Phytomorphology 55(1&2): 39-47.

 

13.  Gangopadhyay, G., Bandyopadhyay, T., Datta, S., Basu, D. and Mukherjee, K.K. 2003. Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation in Indian Spinach (Beta palonga) Plant Cell Biotechnology and Molecular Biology 4(3&4): 193-196.

 

14.  Gangopadhyay, G. and Mukherjee, K.K. 2002. Regeneration in Chenopodium album L. via organogenesis and somatic embryogenesis Plant Cell Biotechnology and Molecular Biology 3(3&4): 143-146.

 

15.      Datta, S., Gangopadhyay, G., Mitra, S.K. and Mukherjee, K.K. 2002.Somatic embryogenesis in Indian Spinach (Beta palonga). Plant Cell Biotechnology and Molecular Biology 3(1&2): 59-64.


16. Gangopadhyay, G., Poddar, R., Mukherjee, K.K. and Gupta, S. 2002. Varietal and species- interrelationship between cultivated and wild Sesamum. Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources 15(1): 23-27.


17.  Gangopadhyay, G. and Basu, S. 2000. Proline as osmotic stress marker in in vitro system. In: Advances in Plant Physiology – vol III (Ed. Hemantaranjan, A.), Scientific Publishers, Jodhpur, India. pp. 283 – 304.

 

18.  Gangopadhyay, G. and Basu, S. 2000. Isozymes and proteins as osmotic stress marker in in vitro system. In: Advances in Plant Physiology – vol III (Ed. Hemantaranjan, A.), Scientific Publishers, Jodhpur, India. pp. 305 – 320.

 

19.  Basu, S., Gangopadhyay, G., Poddar, R., Gupta, S. and Mukherjee, B.B. 1999. Proline enigma and osmotic stress – tolerance in rice (Oryza sativa L.). In: Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology – Emerging Trends. (Ed. Kavi Kishor, P.B.) Universities Press, Hyderabad, pp. 275-281.   


20. Gangopadhyay, G., Poddar, R. and Gupta, S. 1998. Micropropagation of Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) by in vitro multiple shoot production from nodal explants. Phytomorphology 48(1): 83-90.


21. Basu, S., Gangopadhyay, G., Gupta, S. and Mukherjee, B.B. 1996. Screening for cross tolerance against related osmotic stress in adapted calli of salt sensitive and tolerant varieties of rice. Phytomorphology 46(4): 357-364.


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Recognition:

    Teaching:

    Integrated M.Sc. - Ph.D. (Life Science)

    Semester I:

    Plant architecture  –   Vegetative and Reproductive organs

    Plant cellular components –  Cell Wall, Cell Membrane, Plasmodesmata

    Plant ecology and diversity  –  Habitat and niche, r and K selection, community ecology, succession, plant systematics

    Semester II:

    Plant Developmental Biology 

    Concept of plasticity in plant development
    Embryogenesis and early pattern formation in plants

    Organization of shoot apical meristem (SAM) and root apical meristem  (RAM), Inflorescence and floral determination, Sex determination 
    Semester III:
    Plant Molecular Biology Special Paper 
    Special paper I
    1. Crop improvement: identification and use of beneficial genes/traits

    1.3 Genetics:

    1.3.1  Quantitative genetics: Polygenic inheritance, heritability and its measurements, QTL mapping.

    Special paper II

    2.  Plant Biotechnology

    2.1   Gene mapping methods

    2.1.1   Linkage maps, Tetrad analysis, Development of mapping population

    2.1.2  Molecular marker assisted approach: RAPD, RFLP, SSR library preparation, ISSR, SNPs, SNP detection using TaqMan/molecular Beacon tools. Plant phenomics: Marker   assisted breeding for quality improvement.

    Ph.D. Course Work

    General 
    A glimpse of the biological research of Acharya J C Bose and its implication in present scenario
    Elective course - Plant Molecular Biology 
    Phenomic selection tools to complement Molecular Marker Assisted Breeding for novel plant architecture 

    Present:

    Image Name Designation Department Campus Contact number Email
    profile image Debabrata Dutta JRF Division of Plant Biology Main 23031124 d.dutta@mail.jcbose.ac.in
    profile image Marufa Sultana UGC-MAN FELLOW Division of Plant Biology Main 0 marufasultana007@gmail.co
    profile image Soumili Pal JRF Division of Plant Biology Main 23031124 soumilipal

    Former:

    Group members with present status:

    Ph.D. students

    1. Dr. Ranjana Prasad - Ph.D. degree awarded on 25.10.2016 (Department of Botany, CU)

    2. Mr. Vivek Arora (SRF, UGC) - Ph.D. seminar (5000 words) delivered (Department of Genetics, CU)

    3. Ms. Marufa Sultana (SRF, UGC) - Ph.D. seminar (5000 words) delivered (Department of Botany, CU)

    4. Ms. Sananda Bhattacharya (SRF, ICAR) - Registered for Ph.D. (Department of Biochemistry, CU)

    5. Ms. Shinjini Sengupta (SRF, ICAR) - Registered for Ph.D. (Department of Biochemistry, CU)

    6. Mr. Debabrata Dutta (JRF, UGC) - yet to be registered


    M.Sc. students (project works)

    1. Mr. Prithwi Ghosh (2009)

    2. Ms. Asha Shaji Antony (2010)

    3. Mr. Vivek Arora (2011)

    4. Mr. Vivek Kumar (2014)

    5. Mr. Prabhjit Singh (2015)

    6. Ms. Upasana Sen (2017)





    Group News:

    Past member:

    Dr. Ranjana Prasad is presently Assistant Professor, College of Agriculture, Tripura.